1 Market has been on my to-eat list for the longest time and I’ve finally gotten the chance to at Chef Wan’s special Nyonya Fair and even got to meet the celebrity chef in person! An international Halal buffet spread, 1 Market offers a wide variety of food and with the Nyonya Fair held till 31 March, authentic Peranakan dishes will be added to 1 Market’s existing buffet spread – all of which come from Chef Wan’s very own recipe. I loved how each station is vibrantly decorated just like the Japanese one above!
The restaurant is really huge – do not underestimate its floor area from its tiny entrance.
You may want to start off your meal with some unlimited supply of chilled seafood!
There were oysters and mussels too.
Gado gado station that is visually spiced up.
Bibik’s Roasted Whole Duck – Freshly and patiently carved at the station. The duck is first rubbed with spices, lending wonderful flavours to the meat. The crispy crackling was one of the main features of this dish!
You will find enticing local fares here too.
One of the highlights of the buffet at 1 Market is that you’ll be able to try many signature dishes of Malay cuisine, paired with countless chilli sauces.
I kept coming back to this dish – Black Pepper Crayfish!
DIY Kueh Pie Tee. I must say I still prefer Toa Payoh’s Old House Popiah.
Sotong skewers – I came back for seconds ‘cos the squid rings were fresh, springy and lightly-grilled, just the way I like them to be.
The second part of the meal is of course the desserts!
DIY Chendol station where you can get extra doses of your favourite ingredients.
Cakes were presented in tiny cubes – a great way to try the different flavours and being to stomach them all.
I’ve caught several episodes of Chef Wan’s cooking shows when I was young and I was definitely thrilled to be able to try his dishes! 1 Market is great for big gatherings I would say, especially since the food here is all-encompassing!
Mon – Thur: Adult: $37.45 nett Child*: $22.15 nett
Fri, Sat, Sun, Eve PH and PH: Adult: $44.50 nett Child*: $28.05 nett
Mon – Thur: Adult: $51.55 nett Child*: $26.85 nett
Fri, Sat, Sun, Eve PH and PH: Adult: $56.30 nett Child*: $30.40 nett
*Child: 6-12 years old
1 Market by Chef Wan
#04-45 to 49, Plaza Singapura Atrium
68 Orchard Road
Tel: 6341 9159